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Preparation and Characterization of Ceramic Products Using Sugarcane Bagasse ash Waste

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Physics, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamilnadu, INDIA
  • 2CISL, Department of Physics, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamilnadu, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 3, Issue (ISC-2013), Pages 67-70, (2014)

Abstract

Bagasse ash is a waste from the burning of bagasse for power generation in sugarcane industry. Ash has a high silica with smaller amount of aluminium, iron, alkali and alkaline earth oxides. In this study an attempt has been made to use this waste ash as a partial replacement of ceramic body (Clay, Feldspar, Quartz) by different weight percentage are used to produce ceramic specimen. The chemical composition of the samples was determined by using XRF. Each composition was milled in a ball mill to obtain a suitable homogenous powder for specimen preparation. The green specimen was sintered under controlled temperature. The manufactured specimen was tested for its quality assessment. The observed mechanical parameter and analytical results of the specimens were correlated with the reference. The investigation reveals that high quality ceramic specimens could be achieved from blended materials. Thus, sugarcane bagasse ash waste presents high potential for application in the manufacture of ceramic products.

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